World Lit: Two Kinds, Day 1

Standards
ELAGSE9-10RL2 Determine a theme or central idea of text and closely analyze its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details; provide an objective summary of the text. Georgia ELA

Learning Target
Students will analyze how two characters interact and develop over the course of a text to explain how conflict is used to advance the theme. (bonus points: find some
phrases in that learning target, whew!)

Opening Session
Amy Tan, the author of the story we’re going to read today, on writing from your own personal experience, in an interview:

Work Session
Today we’re going to be reading a story called “Two Kinds,” an excerpt from The Joy Luck Club, a novel by Amy Tan. As you’ve guessed from the video, Tan is a Chinese-American woman, and her story is largely inspired by her own life.

Our goal today is to get through the first 4 chunks of the story, and then do the Second Read questions 1-4 on page 30. We’re going to go over these and of course frequently stop while we’re reading to talk, so I hope by the end of the day you have a solid handle on the story!

Closing Session
Prediction: Write a short prediction on a scrap paper about what you think is going to happen. Keep the paper.

Assessment
Informal – check of Second Read questions

Differentiation
Process (varied length reading passages)

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